Review

Essays

Ariana Grande's 'thank u, next' Is a Real "Small Charcoal Grill" of an Album

'thank u, next' is the reality of looking at your palm and realizing you tattooed “Japanese BBQ fingers” instead of “7 Rings.”
Kristin Corry
2.12.19
we saw this

At The 1975 Live Show, the Internet Isn't Good or Bad—It's Just Here

Sure, being online might lead to our demise. But for now—and especially on stage at The O2—it might be the most beautiful thing.
Georgie Wright
1.22.19
Essays

James Blake Just Made a Gorgeous Album About Being Happy in Love

His overwhelmingly optimistic fourth album ‘Assume Form’ finds the UK singer-producer coming to terms with life after stability.
Josh Terry
1.18.19
At The Movies

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Was Alright, but It Could Have Been... Verrry Niiiiice!

The Queen biopic was better off without Sacha Baron Cohen's gritty vision of frontman Freddie Mercury's life story...... NOT.
Dan Ozzi
10.31.18
Essays

Sheck Wes Has His Foot on the World's Neck

BITCH!
Kristin Corry
10.9.18
Essays

Put Some Respect on Noname

The Chicago rapper has always been an exhaustive storyteller—brimming with narrative-driven stanzas that life in Chicago has written for her—but now the story feels like it’s completely hers.
Kristin Corry
9.14.18
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on Hinds' Good-Hearted Chops

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews the Spanish indie quartet's 'I Don't Run,' Bali Baby's 'Baylor Swift,' Kali Uchis's 'Isolation,' and Primo!'s 'Amici.'
Robert Christgau
8.31.18
Essays

Mac Miller Is at His Lyrical Best on 'Swimming'

The Pittsburgh rapper's new record is about recovery, but he's sharp enough to resist the simple narratives.
Alex Robert Ross
8.7.18
stream of the crop

Stream of the Crop: 5 New Albums for Heavy Rotation

New albums from GAIKA, Denzel Curry, and Tony Molina top this week's list.
Alex Robert Ross
Colin Joyce
Dan Ozzi
7.28.18
we saw this

Beyoncé and JAY-Z's OTR II Tour Is Voyeurism at Its Best

JAY-Z and Beyoncé are either working through some personal shit, or making it look like they are. It all may be totally contrived, but it's working.
Tshepo Mokoena
6.18.18
Op-Eds

DJ Koze’s ‘Knock Knock’ Is a Love Letter to the After-Party

Usually, dance music is for the club or the comedown. But with his latest album the German producer has gifted a soundtrack to the sesh.
Matthew Francey
5.23.18
Essays

'Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino' Is Strange, But That Makes Perfect Sense

Following 'AM,' Arctic Monkeys had a choice: the same, or different. Smartly, they went with the latter.
Lauren O'Neill
5.11.18
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